There are plenty of reasons to invest in an HDTV set right now. The technology is more advanced than it's ever been (and if you believe some analysts that rate of advancement is about to slow for a while so you don't have to worry as much about what you'll miss out on if you purchase now as opposed to waiting a few months), the fees are lower than they've ever been before, and many TV service companies are poised to increase the number of HDTV channels that they offer over the next year. This increased competition to supply the most HDTV channels is likely to decrease the prices of HDTV subscriptions as well. The only trouble with going ahead and making the leap of buying an HDTV is the fact that high def tv is still a relatively new and somewhat confusing technology. After all, you can choose from projection TV's that use LCD technology as well as those that use digital light processing technology. You can also choose projectors that use both of those technologies to provide more of a theater like experience in your own home. On top of that there are flat screen TV's to choose among. Flat screen TV's come in the form of Plasma screens, LCD screens, and there's even a Laser screen TV on the horizon that may be able to combine many of the benefits of both Plasma screens and LCD screens.
On top of the actual TV, you also need High Def TV programming and a high definition receiver to process it before delivering it to the actual TV screen. Fortunately that's not as difficult of a choice as which type of TV to get because both are offered by the satellite TV service provider Dish Network Satellite. Dish Network actually has more HDTV channels at present in its introductory level HDTV programming package than any other TV provider does in any level programming package. For that reason alone, Dish Network is an excellent choice for a High Definition Television subscription. The fact that Dish Network will supply the High Def satellite receiver along with a High Def subscription is just icing on the cake.
There are two different high definition satellite receivers available from Dish Network and both of them provide a variety of benefits both to subscribers and Dish Network. The major benefit that they provide for Dish Network is decoding Dish Network's programming so that Dish Network can transmit it in an encrypted form and prevent people from watching it without getting a subscription.
These satellite receivers also provide a lot of benefits for Dish Network's HD subscribers. For one thing, they process all of the major TV resolutions including, 480i which is standard definition TV, 720p and 1080i which both count as HDTV resolutions, and 480p which is the hybrid enhanced definition format. In adddition, the more advanced model has a built in digital video player. A DVR, as this device is also known, will go a long way toward making any home entertainment center more user friendly by allowing you to record up to two shows simultaneously while you're away so that you can go back and watch them when you have the time. It's a great way to make sure that you get to see all of the TV that you want to watch while actually having a life.In all, Dishnet makes the switch to HDTV easier and more enjoyable.